My name is Ken Pavey. Also known as (Johnny Guitar) or Kenny Delmayne.
I began studying music and learning the guitar under the famous Lou Gallo in 1949.
By 1952, I was playing in small bands in London pubs and clubs, but I soon progressed to playing in big bands at American camps and west end hotels.
In 1956, I formed a double guitar act with Gerry Hart, We called ourselves (Johnny and Gerry Guitar) and in 1957 we worked the Windmill Theatre for a season. The following year we played a summer season at Butlins where Gerry left the act. Also, I was engaged to Maureen, a dancer. ( We married in 1959.)
After Gerry left, Cliff Richard asked me to join him in the “Drifters” We were in the early “Oh Boy“ television shows. However ,it wasn’t for me and I left when Maureen wasn’t allowed to come on a 10 day tour. I then returned to “ Big Band “ music, which I preferred.
In 1962 , we left London, and moved north to Lancashire, where Maureen and I, formed a folk group. Calling ourselves, “The Delmaynes” and we were quite successful until Maureen’s early death in 1967. Leaving me with a one year old son. After cancelling a year’s bookings , I gave up music to bring up my son. 30 years later, Audrey, my 2nd wife, persuaded me to go back into music, and I now produce my CDs in my own home.
Ken Pavey (Johnny Guitar)